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Grotheer offers a fresh face in Statesboro mayoral race

This is the first of a series of questionnaire articles about Statesboro's three mayoral candidates. They answered questions by email.

October 09, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


Statesboro woman confesses to killing father

A Statesboro woman charged last week with killing her father confessed to the murder, and hid the victim's body in a closet for months before dragging him into the woods behind their Palmetto Court Apartments home.

October 09, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


GreenFest 2017 in Downtown Statesboro

Georgia Southern University's Center for Sustainability hosted its 2017 GreenFest, a festival that celebrates ways people can be more environmentally responsible, in downtown Statesboro on Saturday.

October 09, 2017 | By JULIA FECHTER Statesboro Herald Intern | Local


Claxton man charged in Statesboro homicide

A Claxton man was arrested Monday, charged with the felony murder of a woman whose body was found Sunday afternoon in a South Mulberry Street, Statesboro home.

October 09, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Restoring a Claxton beauty

He opened up his own barbeque shop last fall in Register. He has, over the past year, expanded his catering business and collaborated with other local business owners.

October 09, 2017 | By JULIA FECHTER Statesboro Herald Intern | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Christian Social Ministry needs our help

Christian Social Ministry thrift stores and food pantry are one of the best kept secrets in Bulloch County. The ministry was started in 1998 by the Ogeechee River Baptist Association to provide utility bill assistance. While the ministry remains a division of the Association, it has expanded services to include food distribution and clothing assistance.

October 09, 2017 | | Local


GSU earns honor for commitment to sustainability

Georgia Southern University has been named a finalist for the 2017 Climate Leadership Awards by Second Nature.

October 09, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Slain in 1910, memorial to honor Claxton marshal

More than a century after a town marshal was killed near a street corner in Claxton, his sacrifice will be remembered with the unveiling of a plaque in recognition of his service.

October 07, 2017 | Story courtesy of The Claxton Enterprise | Local


Old municipal court office up for bids

With an ad beginning in today's paper, the city of Statesboro is seeking offers for the Municipal Court office's former home at 125 South College St. The winning bidder must move the house or tear it down.

October 07, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Late farmer gets a little help from his friends

Three weeks ago, Tom Sanders was diagnosed with leukemia. He passed away suddenly last weekend and Wednesday, he was laid to rest amid the cotton fields of his farm in Jenkins County.

October 07, 2017 | By ANNE MAXWELL WJBF-TV, Augusta | Local


GS faculty senators propose panel on consolidation’s consequences

The Faculty Senate at Georgia Southern University will consider naming a committee to deal with unforeseen consequences that arise after the consolidation with Armstrong State University takes effect.

October 06, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Annual GreenFest set for downtown Saturday

Georgia Southern University's Center for Sustainability will hold its fifth annual GreenFest event today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in downtown Statesboro.

October 06, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Brooklet proposes 32 percent tax increase

The city of Brooklet will hold a series of public hearings this month regarding a proposed tax increase of over 32 percent.

October 06, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Noncompliant sex offenders charged

Two registered sex offenders from other states, but living in Bulloch County, failed to comply with mandated laws and were recently arrested for those violations, said Bulloch County Sheriff Noel Brown.

October 05, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Local woman charged with father’s murder

A Statesboro woman faces several charges, including murder, in the death of her father, whose body was found Monday in the woods near Palmetto Court Apartments on Highway 301 North.

October 05, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Study: Rural nurses need more authority

A Senate study committee Monday recommended Georgia allow advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) broader medical authority if they work in rural, underserved counties.

November 28, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Zoning pits charities against meadery

Like many zoning disputes, the one over the proposed Five Hives & Vines meadery involves neighbors with conflicting wishes. But in the case of Five Hives ...

November 28, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Two GSU students killed in crash

Two Georgia Southern University students were killed Sunday morning in a head-on collision in Laurens County.

November 28, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Wrestling, dinner and a toy drive for Christmas

A Christmas toy drive with a twist offers the chance to help less fortunate children while enjoying a meal and entertainment.

November 28, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Adrian Peterson back at Paulson to address graduates

If you plan on attending Georgia Southern University's fall graduation at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, you are officially advised to arrive early ...

November 27, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Man crashes in Claxton after high-speed chase

A man driving a reportedly stolen car led law enforcement on a high-speed, cross-county chase Friday, but was arrested after crashing into the woods.

November 27, 2017 | By HOLLI DEAL SAXON | Local


Leadership Southeast Georgia announces 2018 class

Leadership Southeast Georgia, a premier regional leadership development program, recently announced 30 program participants were named from across the region for its class of 2018.

November 27, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Smoothie King brings fresh blends to Statesboro

Decades ago, Statesboro native Lee Barnes and his wife Amy fell in love with Smoothie King while living in Atlanta. Amy struggles with chronic food ...

November 27, 2017 | | Local


Holiday Celebration this First Friday downtown

With Friday being Dec. 1, the month isn't waiting to have a Downtown Statesboro First Friday event, and the Holiday Celebration usually draws one ...

November 25, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Hand bell choir set to perform

Silver bells, silver bells. … Four church handbell choirs are getting ready to perform as one. … It's Christmas time in the Boro.

November 24, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Confederate Avenue evokes Old South, but may get new name

ATLANTA - A roadway in Atlanta serves as a concrete reminder to drivers, joggers and neighbors that Georgia once took up arms against the United States ...

November 24, 2017 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Local


Black Friday sales bring in shoppers

NEW YORK - Shoppers were out before dawn in the U.S. for fun and for deals, as retailers that have had a tough year were ...

November 24, 2017 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO and JOSEPH PISANI AP Retail Writers | Local


Georgia boy finally gets new kidney

ATLANTA - A potentially life-saving kidney transplant has given a Georgia family a lot to be grateful for this Thanksgiving, nearly two months after the operation ...

November 23, 2017 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


TMT Farms to open Friday

The annual Christmas lights display at TMT Farms has grown so popular, it caught the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's attention.

November 23, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


A renewed friendship 50 years later

New roommates Robin Altland and Kathy McAlpine love their new living arrangement.

November 23, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


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